Five Ways To Minimize Risk For FinTech Startup Success

Stratis Advisory managing partners Brian Stoeckert and Maria Potapov served as guest contributors to Yodlee’s blog. The post walks through five ways to minimize risk for FinTech startup success including: Know your risk exposure Own your risk Find your risk-based path Align your board Build trust with your bank All startups face risk, in every phase of… more

NACD SoCal Event: Harmonizing Goals of Outside Directors with Management Teams

On Tuesday May 17, 2016, Stratis managing partner Brian Stoeckert attended the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Southern California Chapter’s event on “Harmonizing Goals of Outside Directors with Management Teams.” The session was an interview with Ron Sugar, the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Northrop Grumman from 2003 until his retirement… more

SONY’s New Series, “StartUp” Trailer Released

Martin Freeman (“Sherlock”) and Adam Brody (“The League”) will star in a new Crackle original scripted series, “StartUp.” Sony’s free streaming network released the first teaser trailer of the 10-episode drama… According to Indiewire, “StartUp” will explore what happens when a brilliant tech idea gets to the hands of the wrong kind of “tech entrepreneurs.”  Watch the trailer below:

FinTech White Paper: Risk and Compliance Insights for FinTech Startups, Banks and Investors

Disruptive innovation in FinTech is creating significant new market opportunities and FinTech innovators are leading the way with new platforms and business models that promise to transform the current landscape. Startups, investors and banks all have a stake. Find out what you need to know about managing compliance risk in the new world of FinTech.  Read our… more

Award: ACAMS Northern California Chapter Receives 2015 Chapter of the Year

On September 29, 2015, the ACAMS Northern California Chapter received the 2015 Chapter of the Year Award.  Stratis managing partner, Brian Stoeckert, has served as an executive board member of the chapter since 2011. The chapter was launched in 2010 and has steadily increased its membership to more than 275 members making us the third largest U.S. Chapter…. more

Brian Stoeckert Delivers TED Talk on FinTech to Executive Roundtable of Global Banks and Law Enforcement

On August 19, 2015, Stratis’ Brian Stoeckert delivered a TED Talk-style presentation on financial technology (FinTech) at an executive roundtable session consisting of executives from some of the world’s leading global banks and senior federal law enforcement officials.  The session took place before the 11th Annual SAS Counterterrorism and Financial Crime program in Cary, North Carolina. As one… more

Stratis Speaks on Trends in Alternative Payment Risks

On August 19, 2015, Brian Stoeckert from Stratis participated in a session on Trends in Alternative Payment Risks hosted by the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter at the SAS campus in Cary, NC.  The event was held on the evening before the SAS 11th Annual Counterterrorism and Financial Crimes Forum. Among the topics covered were providing banking services to traditional… more

Stratis Participates in International Bank Executive Seminar and Talks Alternative Payment Systems

On August 4, 2015, Brian Stoeckert from Stratis participated in an executive seminar for an international bank in New York City.  The private invitation-only event included executives from banks around the globe.  Mr. Stoeckert was the opening session and provided an overview of alternative payment systems, highlighting how these new systems are pushing the traditional financial system… more

FinTech and Banks Converge @ ACAMSNorCal’s 3rd Annual Emerging Payments and Technologies Conference

On July 30, the ACAMS Northern California Chapter hosted its 3rd Annual Emerging Payments and Technologies Half-Day Conference at Silicon Valley Bank.  The event brought together more than 100 representatives from banks, law enforcement, regulators, and FinTech startups located in the Bay Area.  The three sessions covered the following topics: Building Compliance Programs – This session included insight from… more

Stratis Trains Egmont Member Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)

Last week, Stratis managing partner Brian Stoeckert (and CAMS-certified instructor and faculty) jetted off to an international destination to provide anti-money laundering (AML) training to a Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).  The FIU is a member of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units. Under Egmont, “countries should establish a financial intelligence unit (FIU) that serves as a… more